Definition of mixed metaphor in English:
A combination of two or more incompatible metaphors, which produces a ridiculous effect (e.g., this tower of strength will forge ahead).
- After a couple of weeks out of the game I came out of the blocks like a prize fighter wielding a mixed metaphor simile cliche and battered everyone in my path.
- Multiple mixed metaphors proliferate until there is no ground whatsoever under the reader, syntactical functions become precarious, sound and vision seem to rule over anything else the poem might bear.
- Even so, that has got to be one of the worst mixed metaphors ever.
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